Private Wire Solar Power Purchase Agreement

Private Wire Solar Power Purchase Agreement

Southern Water Services Ltd requires a Framework panel of private wire solar Power Purchase Agreement providers to work in partnership with SWS.

United Kingdom-Worthing: Solar installation

2020/S 154-378282

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Southern Water Services Ltd
Postal address: Southern House
Town: Worthing
NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: BN13 3NX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Tommy.Tsang@southernwater.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1903272597
Internet address(es):Main address: www.southernwater.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Private Wire Solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Reference number: Prj_1696

II.1.2)Main CPV code

09332000 Solar installation

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Following a RFI, Southern Water Services Ltd (SWS) requires a framework panel of private wire solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providers to work in partnership with SWS, to explore and develop onsite and offsite third party funded solar renewables.

Southern Water is committed to reducing our energy costs, whilst increasing the amount of renewable generation on our sites. This aligns with Southern Waters environmental commitments and the English Water Sectors strategy to become Net Carbon Zero by 2030.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

09300000 Electricity, heating, solar and nuclear energy
09310000 Electricity
09330000 Solar energy
09331000 Solar panels
09331200 Solar photovoltaic modules
31158100 Battery chargers
31200000 Electricity distribution and control apparatus
31422000 Battery packs
31712331 Photovoltaic cells
45261215 Solar panel roof-covering work
45315300 Electricity supply installations
51112000 Installation services of electricity distribution and control equipment
65300000 Electricity distribution and related services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Following a RFI, Southern Water Services Ltd (SWS) requires a framework panel of private wire solar Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) providers to work in partnership with SWS, to explore and develop onsite and offsite third party funded solar renewables.

Southern Water is committed to reducing our energy costs, whilst increasing the amount of renewable generation on our sites. This aligns with Southern Waters environmental commitments and the English Water Sectors strategy to become Net Carbon Zero by 2030.

Energy costs are one of SWS largest Opex costs, and the business is believed to have more than 6000 acres of land which SWS would like to utilise in order to reduce Opex costs and meet carbon and renewable targets.

The scope includes:

• partnering SWS to undertake desktop assessments of private wire solar PPA opportunities to supply SWS sites and optimise the commercial returns for SWS (including SWS renewable targets);

• conducting all feasibility work in order to progress solar opportunities and securing 3rd party funding;

• ground mount, roof mount and floating solar arrays are all in scope;

• exploring opportunities to utilise 3rd party land near SWS sites for private wire solar PPA, where SWS land is not appropriate, is within the scope of this tender;

• conducting feasibility work regarding utilising battery storage and other associated services to complement the solar array;

• securing funding for any battery developments and other associated services;

• building the solar arrays and associated services;

• maintaining the solar arrays and associated services for the lifetime of the developments;

• asset end of life clean-up work.

The successful company(ies) will engage constructively with other SWS partners to yield the commercial optimal outcome for SWS.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Renewal options for each framework agreement for a further period, or periods, of up to 48 months. Giving a maximum framework term of 96 months (8 years). Duration of PPAs under the framework to be determined per PPA but is expected to be 30 years

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

All Bidders will be required to pass all pre-qualification qualification criteria. Of those who pass the qualification criteria, they will be assessed on technical questions. Up to the top 10 scoring bidders will be invited to tender.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Up to 4 successful bidders will make up the panel of framework providers. These providers will then participate on opportunities to enter into PPAs with SWS via mini-competition tenders during the term of the framework (Top 3 bidders only for lots 1 and 2).

These mini-competitions will be in the form of lots of SWS sites and potential third party land where applicable.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 238-585098

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/09/2020
Local time: 14:30
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information:

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at: https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk/

Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through the portal as follows:

(i) candidates should register on the BravoSolution e-procurement portal at:

https://southernwater.bravosolution.co.uk/

(ii) once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows:

(a) login to the portal;

(b) select ‘View current opportunities’;

(c) access the listing related to this framework

(d) click on Express Interest button;

(iii) once you have expressed interest, please complete the PQQ. You must then publish your reply using the publish button before the closing date and time;

(iv) for any support in submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering help desk at. 0800 368 4850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Southern Water Services Ltd
Town: Worthing
Postal code: BN13 3NX
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

06/08/2020